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BBC News | After Abacha | Nigeria: A history of coups __ A political history of Nigeria's changes in government in the form of 'coups.' - illustrated - From BBC -

Category:History of Nigeria __ Index of articles related to Nigeria history found in Wikipedia - From wikipedia -

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria __ A 'from-the-source' official look at the country of Nigeria and its history. - illustrated - From Embassy of Nigeria -

History of Nigeria __ "Long before 1500, much of modern Nigeria was divided into states identified with contemporary ethnic groups. These early states included the Yoruba kingdoms, the Igbo kingdom of Nri, the Edo kingdom of Benin, the Efik kingdom, the Ibibio kingdom, the Annang kingdom, the Hausa cities, and Nupe."  An encyclopedic article along with links to more resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


History of Nigeria __ You will find comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Nigeria. - From -

History of Nigeria __ "Nigeria contains more historic cultures and empires than any other other state in Africa. They date back as far as the 5th century BC, when communities living around the southern slopes of the Jos plateau..."  You can find out what they did in this look at Nigeria history. - illustrated - From -

Nigeria Creation and History __ "Nigeria was a creation of the British colonial adventurer and empire builder. The March for markets, raw materials and the need to exert political influence overseas led Britain to journey to places as distant as Wikki in present day Borno State.To the Northwest, ..."  A general look at Nigeria history. - From - 

Nigeria: History __ You will find a good overview of Nigeria's history along with additional information about the country. - From -


Nigeria History __ A brief overview of the history of Nigeria. - From -

Nigeria - History __ "The history of Nigeria prior to the beginnings of British administration is sparsely documented, but archaeological evidence indicates that an Iron Age culture was present sometime between 500 BC and AD 200, and agriculture and livestock raising long before then."  An overview of Nigeria's history covering the main points. - From -

Nigeria History __ "The earliest Nigerians were the Nok people, skilled artisans from around the Jos area. By the beginning of the second millennium the Nok had virtually disappeared and the state of Kanem-Borno, to the north east of Lake Chad, was flourishing."  A colorful history of Nigeria. - From -

Nigeria - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundation __ General history, legal and political history along with history of Nigeria's educational system. - From Net Industries - 

Nigeria: History Overview __ Jam-packed with information about Nigeria history.  Click the links for good explanations of each topic. - From -


Nigeria - History and Politics __ A detailed look at Nigeria's political history. - From -

The retrospective history of the Federal Republic of Nigeria __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about Nigeria's history. - From - 

Timeline: Nigeria __ Annotated timeline of important dates and events in Nigerian history. - illustrated - From BBC -

Total Nigeria - The History of Nigeria __ "Nigeria is an amalgam of ancient Kingdoms, Caliphates, Empires and City-states with a long history of organised societies. Its boundaries were drawn as a result of trade (from slavery to pepper or ivory) and overseas territorial ambitions of Western European powers in the 19 th century. The name Nigeria was adopted in 1898 to designate the British Protectorates on the River Niger."  This is the same material found in Wikipedia, but the links lead to different things about the country. - From -


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